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Re: cus-load.el and loaddefs.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: cus-load.el and loaddefs.el
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 20:40:17 -0500

>  > Andreas Schwab writes:
>  > 
>  > |> Both of these files get generated at build time but are source
>  > |> documents in CVS.  Is this by design or should they be removed from
>  > |> the source tree?
>  > 
>  > You cannot bootstrap without loaddefs.el.
> Then I suppose we ought to create a file in CVS, say, loaddefs.el.src
> (or some such) that gets copied to loaddefs.el at bootstrap time and
> then gets populated subsequently.  Then loaddefs.el and cus-load.el
> can be removed from CVS.  Any reason we should not do this?

Because I think it's better to just fix the bootstrapping problem
so that loaddefs.el is simply not needed any more.
I just haven't gotten the time to look into yet, although I know
it's not too difficult since I did get it to work a while back.


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